Urgent Action Needed TODAY to Oppose 'SAFE' Act, HR 2278
Urgent Action Needed TODAY to Oppose 'SAFE' Act, HR 2278Stop the Dangerous Expansion of Detentions and Deportations
Please take a moment to read this Urgent Action Alert about a dangerous proposal that will be considered in the House Judiciary Committee tomorrow, Tuesday, June 18.
The “SAFE Act” (the 'Strengthen and Fortify Enforcement Act'), introduced by Rep. Gowdy (R-SC), would substantially increase detentions, deportations and racial profiling. This is just one more repressive proposal introduced in the House while the Senate considers S 744, the immigration reform bill.
Click here for a preliminary analysis of the SAFE Act from the Immigrant Justice Network, and here for a summary from the National Immigrant Law Center.
Please join us in taking action today.
Here's the recommended action from the Detention Watch Network:
1. Contact House leaders TODAY and tell them not to bring the "SAFE Act" up for a vote.
Call 1-888-891-3271 for the Congress Switchboard. Ask for Representatives Goodlatte (HJC Chair R-VA), Conyers (HJC Ranking Member (D-MI), and Boehner (House Speaker, R-OH).
Script: My name is _____ calling from _____. The SAFE Act represents the views of the nativist, anti-immigrant extremist and is out of step with the views of the vast majority of Americans. The SAFE Act’s single-minded focus on immigration enforcement would dramatically increase detentions and deportations, and create an environment of rampant racial profiling and unconstitutional detentions without fixing the immigration system’s problems. I urge you to invest in your political future by opposing the SAFE Act, H.R.2278, and blocking it from coming up for a vote.
2. Call your Representative TODAY and urge them to vote NO on the "SAFE Act."
Find out if your representative is on the House Judiciary Committee. Call 1-888-891-3271 for the Congress Switchboard.
Script: My name is _____ calling from _____. The SAFE Act is out of step with the country, and represents the views of the nativist, anti-immigrant extremists. As a constituent, I urge you to invest in your political future by voting NO on the SAFE Act, H.R. 2278.
3. Spread the Word
Forward this alert to your networks! You can also tweet at House Judiciary Committee members to vote NO on the “SAFE Act.” See call-in information below for a national conference call today:
CAMBIO is hosting an Organizing Call TODAY to Oppose the SAFE ACT H.R. 2278
Monday, June 17 @ 1 pm Pacific, 3 pm Central, 4 pm Eastern
Toll-Free Access Number:
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Thank you for taking action today!
For more information and resources on immigration reform, go to NNIRR's Immigration Policy Reform section of our website.